This poster, a rare survivor from 1939, makes it clear in no uncertain terms the responsibilities of the householder and motorist in the blackout. Nevertheless, there were many who would flout the regulations; in 1940 alone there were 300,000 prosecutions for blackout offencers.
Sergeant P. Dorzhiev, Was a legend in Russia during ww2. As a sniper he killed 181 Germans on the Leningrad front, here he is looking through binoculars searching out the enemy closely holding his rifle, taken sometime in 1942.
Two U.S. Marines direct flame throwers at Japanese defenses that block the way to Iwo Jima's Mount Suribachi on March 4, 1945. On the left is Pvt. Richard Klatt, of North Fond Dulac, Wisconsin, and on the right is PFC Wilfred Voegeli.
A mobile office of the Assistance Board, the first of its kind would tour heavily raided areas to bring relief in money and coupons to blitzed towns. The crew comprised of fourteen Civil Servants who between them spoke many languages.
Two of twelve U.S. A-20 Havoc light bombers on a mission against Kokas, Indonesia in July of 1943. The lower bomber was hit by anti-aircraft fire after dropping its bombs, and plunged into the sea, killing both crew members.
Japanese pilots get instructions aboard an aircraft carrier before the attack on Pearl Harbor, in this scene from a Japanese newsreel. It was obtained by the U.S. War Department and released to U.S. newsreels.